This weekend was incredible.
On Friday, I posted a sign from Pinterest with my goals for what I wanted Easter weekend to be for us. It said “Get offline. Free your mind. Go outside. Look up at the sky. Take in the beauty of the real world. Exchange a smile. Reclaim free time. Update your state, not just your status. Disconnect to reconnect.”
Ahhh isn’t that amazing?? Something I’ve been noticing about myself as we’ve been having some more time at home is that, in a weird way, I feel like I actually stress MORE when we aren’t moving a million miles a minute. It’s almost like when I’m not doing something, my heart keeps racing trying to figure out what it is I should be doing. Please tell me I’m not the only one out there who feels this crazy way! I think what it is, is that I’ve trained myself to feel guilty when I’m not moving our lives and our business forward. That’s the overachiever (ahem, ok let’s not fake the funk…workaholic) in me. And while I do enjoy being busy and racking up those gold stars, I’ve also realized that something I have to learn is that rest IS important work.
It makes it possible for us to be at 100% when we are working. And to fill happy and like we have a full tank to draw from. I used to think of rest as a luxury, an indulgence. But I’m starting to see things differently. And our new goal list includes slowing down and enjoying the abundant beauty of this life right now. I want to soak it in. Every crazy beautiful minute of it.
And this weekend, between hiking with friends followed by Mexican food, watching movies on the couch, attending a powerful Easter service at a new church, and working in the yard together….we did just that. Like I said, this weekend was incredible.
One of the things we “worked” on Saturday, was hanging our indoor herb garden in the kitchen. We got these buckets, hooks and a cross bar and hung them right in our kitchen near one of our big windows. Then we filled them with two things of basil (because honestly, I can never get enough basil!), cilantro (for guacamole of course), and lavender because I’m kind of obsessed with all things lavender at the moment. So now every time I walk past the buckets (about 100 times a day!) I stop and smell the proverbial herbs. It’s amazing. And I can’t believe how having just a few green things in our kitchen really made it come to life.
Now, I just have to figure out how not to kill all of them! :) Here’s hoping!
Happy Monday y’all!